Graffiti art in Amsterdam

SAMSUNG CSCJill of Everything Just So asked me whether I would be interested in joining Adrienne and her for “How I Wear My Booties” on March 2. She saw my post with the blue sweater and liked it. Of course I agreed. But as I didn’t really like the blue and white striped skirt, I decided to do another post with skirt and booties. On  Valentine’s Day Ron wanted to please me (….) and when I suggested we’d take photos, he agreed. Not his hobby although you might think otherwise. No, it is just my hobby. But it was Valentine’s Day  😆 . He knew a good spot with lots of graffiti art in Amsterdam, at the Spuistraat. Not really my cup of tea, but I am not the one with the artistic eye. He is. The weather was ideal for photography (dry and bright but not sunny).

Below: a drawing of Winnie the Pooh. I am wearing my Max Mara coat, Pom scarf and… my golden booties. SAMSUNG CSCBelow: columns with pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.SAMSUNG CSCBelow: there was a whole series of Rembrandt images on one side of the street, but this piece of wall was the weirdest.SAMSUNG CSCBelow: the owner of the building behind this door, claims it is an emergency exit. I doubt it because the city would supply proper signs to prevent parked bicycles blocking the door.SAMSUNG CSCBelow: another wall in the same street with lovely artwork. Pulling a funny face….SAMSUNG CSCBelow: Ron tried taking better pictures when this herd of tourists came between him (and the camera) and me. Gave me the giggles. There seemed no end to them coming around the corner.SAMSUNG CSCBelow: we went across the street to a wall with pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, when this gentleman came between me and the camera. He came back and posed like this for us. Amsterdam is full of nutty people haha.SAMSUNG CSCBelow: OK a proper photo. The jacket is by Irie Wash (seen before here and here), the skirt by Max Mara (seen before here), the booties by Hoss Intropia (seen before here and here). The necklace was made by Anja.SAMSUNG CSCBelow: close-up of the necklace made by my neighbour and friend Anja (Curly Traveller). She creates some fun jewellery.SAMSUNG CSCBelow: somebody drew Einstein with a shopping bag. And (behind my legs) a little bucket to catch the water from the little pipe haha. SAMSUNG CSCBelow: close-up of the booties and… the bucket.SAMSUNG CSCBelow: as I was getting back into my coat I said to the gentleman that life of a “model” wasn’t easy. He agreed and mentioned high heels and the cold.SAMSUNG CSCBelow: he was right… colddd.SAMSUNG CSCBelow: there were these beautiful paintings as well. I heard somebody name Peter Klashorst as author.SAMSUNG CSCBelow: the end.SAMSUNG CSCNext week some indoor photos of lesser quality. It cannot always be party, party, party folks.


PS1: and also linking up to Sacramento, Mis Papelicos, for another bloggers gathering.
PS2: linking up to Shoe and Tell Fashion Link Up, where it is all about …. shoes of course.

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  1. 1 March 2015 / 20:28

    LOL What a scream : ) You always look like you’re having so much fun when you’re doing this. I’d be too embarrassed to move.

    Ron got some great shots of the artwork. Looks like some Banksy’s there to me. Winnie the Pooh is hilarious. Love that shot with you looking down like you’re in the artwork.

    Anja’s necklace looks great.

    These booties are just like the ones I almost bought except I don’t think they came out quite as wide at the ankle. I know that is the style but I’m not sure I like the sihlouette it creates. Love the colour and the pointed toe though. I think I liked them better with pants.


    • Greetje
      1 March 2015 / 20:49

      And here am I, being so proud I found a way to jazz up my skirt outfits to a more contemporary look by using these booties. But don’t worry, I can handle it. LOL
      I think you are in the camp of Sylvia and Anja. They both don’t like booties being wide at the ankle. While I don’t like them being tight. So many people, so many tastes.
      About being empbarrassed… never! I have no shame. Not in these cases.

  2. 1 March 2015 / 21:15

    Oh, such great photos Greetje! I love the Winnie the Pooh mural, and how you are holding your bag just as the man is holding the honey pot! Having said that, I think your featured mural in your first photo is a super backdrop! Pretty brilliant, I say! I have to admit, I was too busy enjoying all the art and ‘life’ that is Holland, that I had to scroll back up to see the outfit! Demure with the little hit of edgy booties! Well done! I do love the pop of colour that your scarf provides.

    • Greetje
      1 March 2015 / 21:53

      That often happens to me too. Sometimes there is so much to see, that I have to go back to review the outfit haha. Glad I could capture your attention this way.

  3. 1 March 2015 / 22:47

    Great! A classic piece like a pencil skirt looks very modern with a pair of booties! And yours are perfect in shape and colour… I love how the whole outfit suits you. Very nice pink scarf on the MM coat and my compliments for the feminine way you keep the bucket bag!!
    The place is interesting and a really good choice as a background for the shooting…

    • Greetje
      2 March 2015 / 05:43

      Thanks Dan. I owe all the backgrounds and creativity in a post to Ron. The skirts and more feminine look I owe to you.

      • 9 March 2015 / 09:19

        🙂 I find it so nice the way we influence each other!

  4. 2 March 2015 / 01:00

    Oh my, the art in Amsterdam is so worth coming for a visit. Love your pose with cute Winnie the Pooh, you look as if your just part of the scenery. Natural model, you are!
    The art with the jigsaw puzzle pieces is incredible, thank you or Ron for capturing this and sharing them.
    You seriously crack me up with how natural and brave you are with playing street model. I could never stand as natural and have so much fun around strangers while taking photos.
    Love the look you put together with those awesome booties (which I still want). The entire ensemble is sleek, classy, and so stylish.
    Thank you for the fun party.

    • Greetje
      2 March 2015 / 05:52

      Oh good another post you like. I am pleased.
      I think I do quite well playing a street model as I have no shame in that field. Perhaps because I don’t care what people think about me, they react in a nice way.

  5. 2 March 2015 / 06:50

    Your graffiti art is much more desirable than what we see in the states. Most of ours are street gang related and just looks ugly and pollutes our walls. Only in some locations will you find actual art. Usually the wall art is seen near the beach front cities. The man did a major photo bomb. I love it!

    • Greetje
      2 March 2015 / 21:25

      This kind of graffiti art is ‘t everywhere in The Netherlands or Amsterdam. If you would have chosen to take graffiti art as your background fir a post you would have looked for those beach front cities too. Just showing you the nice bits.

  6. Marianne
    2 March 2015 / 14:16

    I am enjoying myself again. I like graffiti it is so colourfull and these ones have humor in them, but that’s Amsterdam. The man in your photo isn’t so bad either, I mean the younger one. I think these booties you can wear with skirts and skinnies, I am in favour of wide ankles, the tight ones for me are a little bit old fashioned. Great necklace from Anja, I recognise her signature the little doll face in the middle. The photo’s are great, the eye of the master.

    • Greetje
      2 March 2015 / 21:26

      I will pass the compliment on Marianne. It will please him.

  7. 2 March 2015 / 18:02

    I love graffiti walls for backgrounds!! And this is a great outfit with the booties!

    • Greetje
      2 March 2015 / 21:27

      Thank you Pam. I am glad with Ron’s support. Gives my posts something extra.

  8. elle
    3 March 2015 / 00:11

    Love this outfit, it is a perfect example of how to style booties ( with a skirt)
    Love everything about this, the skirt fits you perfectly, matches nicely with that rich green and the booties adda perfect touch of metallic that gives a bit if shimmer.
    Wow, the photos! Everyday should be Valentines day. Hubby outdid himself!
    Love the backrounds, the puzzle pieces column, and the way you are standing in the frame with the painted figure, head down, like he is, the pattern of your scarf mirroring parts of the painted backdrop!

    Also love the way the man posed with you, it brought out a wonderful smile!
    Beautifully done!!!
    xx, Elle

    • Greetje
      3 March 2015 / 08:08

      Ron will be very proud receiving so many compliments. I am too. It was fun creating it.

  9. Happiness at Mid Life
    3 March 2015 / 06:57

    These photos looks so fun! I love the moments that Ron capture of you – such a beautiful smile and I can feel the good time you tow are having from these pictures. I do love wearing booties with skirts and how it gives it an edgier vibe.


    • Greetje
      3 March 2015 / 08:10

      Ron keeps telling me he only does it for me. But I also have the idea he likes it. Apparently he is good in putting up a brave face haha.

    • Greetje
      3 March 2015 / 10:45

      Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it. That why I do this blogging.

    • Greetje
      3 March 2015 / 13:06

      Thank you Margaret. Glad you like it.

  10. MyEmptyBag
    3 March 2015 / 12:17

    Gretje, I love this kind of graffittis! great photos it’s a magical place… and you are so elegant with this midi skirt. I like so much!

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    • Greetje
      3 March 2015 / 13:06

      It was also very nice to create this post. We had a lot of fun.

  11. Mrs C
    3 March 2015 / 16:36

    The graffiti was among the things I remember about Amsterdam even after 20 years. It was almost like museum on the street! Sharp dressing with a touch of sassiness.. that’s very you, Greetje 🙂

    • Greetje
      3 March 2015 / 16:40

      I àm flattered Mrs C. Thank you for the compliment.

  12. 4 March 2015 / 13:06

    Lovely post again Greetje. I love how Ron is scouting new locations all the time. I wonder what he will come up with when he will photograph both of us in the summer. You already booked him in right? As you know I’m with suzanne here when it comes to the outfit, but I love that you are doing your own thing!

    • Greetje
      4 March 2015 / 16:32

      I thought you were not coming to The Netherlands this summer. If you are, any idea what period? Booking in Ron, is not that easy. It is not his hobby and handling me is one thing, but handling two demanding women, ….. hmm. I will do my utmost, but don’t count on it.
      And yes I know your point of view n the boots haha. Not to worry. We agree to disagree sometimes.

      • 5 March 2015 / 04:49

        Definitely will be. Will arrive in mid June and stay until 21 July. but may also go one week to Spain. Let me get back to you with dates as soon as I have them…..

  13. 5 March 2015 / 17:18

    I must say, you sure know how to rock a suit. Love the choice of boots. Love it. And who is that man? I love his Fedora.


    • Greetje
      5 March 2015 / 19:13

      Just a man. Somebody I saw in the street. Sorry I cannot help you with an address for the fedora.

  14. 7 March 2015 / 03:54

    So many creatives in Amsterdam … you must have been in paradise when you were there!

    • Greetje
      7 March 2015 / 09:14

      Amsterdam is always nice. Because of many reasons. For me the main reason is the humor. Oh and the feeling of freedom.

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